Observation 115192: Cortinarius flos-paludis Melot

When: 2012-09-02

Collection location: Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra, Russia [Click for map]

61.0592° 69.459°

Who: Nina Filippova (courlee)

Specimen available

Pine-dwarf shrubs – sphagnum communities of ombrotrophic bog, at hummocks and in depressions, among common sphagna and plants. Related trees: Pinus sylivestris, P. sibirica. There are about 10 common cortinaria species in this community.


Basidioma in field
Basidioma in field
Basidioma near scale
Basidioma near scale
Basidioma near scale
Stem surface (ring)

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Recognized by sight: Pileus 3,5-6 (up to 7) cm across, umbonate with pronounced, more or less acute umbo (also convex, plane, without umbo), medium-fleshed, striate at the edge or not, cherry-brown, reddish-brown (oac: 636darker), surface smooth, edge at drying becomes dark. Lamellae medium-spaced. Stipe variable in form, sometimes with long rooting base, or in opposite with enlarged base, about 10 cm (up to 17) long, 4-10 mm thick (up to 15 at enlarged base), covered by fibrillose layer, often with thin ring of velum remains (may be without), the same color as cap when loosing fibrillose cover, often with dense cottony layer covering base. With KOH pileal trama becomes dark brown.
Used references: Synopsis to the pdf-version of the Funga Nordica key to Cortinarius.
Based on microscopic features: Spores broadly-ellipsoid, moderately verrucose, 9,2(7,8-9,6)x6,4(5,7-7,1), Q1,42 (4 collections, 50 spores).

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